Exploring issues of identity and citizenship, this book features dozens of formal portraits of writers, artists, and everyday people working in a variety of occupations from across Poland.


Author: Maciek Nabrdalik


ISBN: 9781620973691

Page: 160

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Few in the Polish LGBTQ community could have foreseen how quickly this deeply conservative country would change since it joined the European Union. Back in 2004, gay rights marches were banned in Warsaw and homosexuality was a taboo subject. Since then, as the economy has grown, the LGBTQ community has become more widely accepted. Intimate and profoundly humane, Out is a testament to the great strides that can be made in the struggle for LGBTQ rights in a short space of time - a document that will be inspiring to other nations where the queer community does not enjoy the same freedoms.

Out Here

effect, even though the campaign was cut short, its ripple effect gave a new level
of visibility to the Polish lesbian and gay male community. The May 2004
conference was in Wroclaw, only days after Poland joined the European Union. A
week ...

Out Here

Author: Dominika Ferens

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144380648X

Page: 177

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Out Here originates from a series of queer studies conferences which took place in Poland between 2002 and 2004, and includes essays, an autobiographical account, and two short stories. Their authors are of eight nationalities: Canadian, Belgian, Flemish, German, Hungarian, Polish, Spanish, Ukrainian, and U.S. American. The academic papers represent a wide range of disciplines: philosophy, literature, ethnography, cultural and gender studies. Some combine theoretical insights and critical analysis with suggestions for activism. The short stories explore the formative moments of a queer adolescence in Anglophone Canada. The eclecticism of Out Here reflects the cauldron-like mix of concerns taken up locally in places considered peripheral in relation to the centers of queer theory in British and American academia. It is out here (or back then), often within the context of rampant homophobia, that queer methodologies prove especially productive. Out here, queer theory is alive and kicking. Whether the authors write about sexual awakenings in Sri Lanka and Canada, or heterosexism in contemporary Ukraine, Hungary, Belgian parks, and 1970s Britain, or racial exclusion in American gay bars, or the veiled homophobia of Polish textbooks, what connects them is the commitment to questioning the limitations placed on queer desire.

LGBTQ America Today

He also spent time in Poland , writing poetry published in The Devil ' s Picture
Book , a novel about Robert Graves titled The ... homosexuality was never a
secret among friends , published an autobiography of his early years titled In and
Out .

LGBTQ America Today

Author: John C. Hawley

Publisher: Greenwood


Page: 1436

View: 388

Hundreds of alphabetically arranged biographical and topical entries survey the current state of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer American culture.

LGBTQ Activism in Central and Eastern Europe

Between Gender Studies and 'Gender Ideology': Gender Education in Poland.
Warsaw: Heinrich ... Recent Instances, and the Historical Origins, of a “Backlash”
Against Women's and Sexual Rights in Poland. Warsaw: ... Out: LGBTQ Poland.

LGBTQ  Activism in Central and Eastern Europe

Author: Radzhana Buyantueva

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030204014

Page: 403

View: 384

This edited collection offers in-depth perspectives into the emergence and development of LGBTQ+ movements in Central and Eastern Europe, including analysis of Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine. The book examines various issues faced by local LGBTQ+ activists, as well as the tactics and strategies which they develop and adopt. The contributors discuss the applicability of Western ideas and concepts to the post-socialist context, considering their ability to fully tackle local nuances and complexities with regards to sexuality and, thus, the dynamics of LGBTQ+ activism. The volume examines differences in the domestic policies of these countries and the consequent effects on LGBTQ+ activism in the region. It also offers important insights into the impact of Western actors in promoting liberal democratic values in the region, and ensuing political and social backlashes. LGBTQ+ Activism in Central and Eastern Europe will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including Gender and Sexuality Studies, Sociology, Anthropology and Political Science.

Nordic Central and Southeastern Europe 2019 2020

For example, Poland's President Duda; Prime Minister Szydlo; and one deputy
prime minister, Jaroslaw Gowin, have all attended the Jagiellonian University.
One development arising out of the declaration of martial law in December 1981
was the growth of an underground culture. ... over pornography censorship,
divorce, contraception, in vitro fertilization, the LGBTQ community and same-sex
marriage, ...

Nordic  Central  and Southeastern Europe 2019 2020


Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1475851804

Page: 610

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This is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Nordic, Central and Southeastern Europe, past and present. It is organized by individual chapters for each country and presents a complete and authoritative overview of each region’s geography, people, history, political system, constitution, parliament, parties, political leaders, and elections. The combination of factual accuracy and up-to-date detail along with its informed projections make this an outstanding resource for researchers, practitioners in international development, media professionals, government officials, potential investors and students.Now in its 19th edition, the content is thorough yet perfect for a one-semester introductory course or general library reference. Available in both print and e-book formats and priced low to fit student and library budgets.

Queers in State Socialism

This short collection of essays engages with queer lives and activism in 1970s Poland, illustrating discourses about queerness and a trajectory of the struggle for rights which clearly sets itself apart, and differs from a Western-based ...

Queers in State Socialism

Author: Tomasz Basiuk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000200965

Page: 132

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This short collection of essays engages with queer lives and activism in 1970s Poland, illustrating discourses about queerness and a trajectory of the struggle for rights which clearly sets itself apart, and differs from a Western-based narrative of liberation. Contributors to this volume paint an uneven landscape of queer life in state-socialist Poland in the 1970s and early 1980s. They turn to oral history interviews and archival sources which include police files, personal letters, literature and criticism, writings by sexuality experts, and documentation of artistic practice. Unlike most of Europe, Poland did not penalize same-sex acts, although queer people were commonly treated with suspicion and vilified. But while many homosexual men and most lesbian women felt invisible and alone, some had the sense of belonging to a fledgling community. As they looked to the West, hoping for a sexual revolution that never quite arrived, they also preserved informal queer institutions dating back to the prewar years and used them to their advantage. Medical experts conversed with peers across the Iron Curtain but developed their own "socialist" methods and successfully prompted the state to recognize transgender rights, even as that state remained determined to watch and intimidate homosexual men. Literary critics, translators, and art historians began debating—and they debate still—how to read gestures defying gender and sexual norms: as an aspect of some global "gay" formation or as stemming from locally grounded queer traditions. Emphasizing the differences of Poland’s LGBT history from that of the "global" West while underscoring the existing lines of communication between queer subjects on either side of the Iron Curtain, this book will be of key interest to scholars and students in gender and sexuality studies, social history, and politics.

LGBT Families

Suicidal ideation and self-harm in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.
American ... love of the children: The coming-out process of lesbian and gay
parents and stepparents. ... Same-sex couples in Poland: Challenges of family

LGBT Families

Author: Nancy J. Mezey

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483321770

Page: 232

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Nancy J. Mezey’s LGBT Families presents a comprehensive yet accessible understanding of LGBT families today by drawing upon and making sense of the burgeoning scholarly literature about LGBT families from the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries. It pays particular attention to how structures of race, class, gender, sexuality, and age shape LGBT families, and how members of such families negotiate the social landscapes within which they exist. The book will help readers better understand the formation, experiences, challenges, and strengths of LGBT families, and addresses two main questions: Why are new family forms so threatening to certain groups of people in society? and How are new family forms beneficial to the society in which they exist?

Cultural Change in East Central European and Eurasian Spaces

This book weaves together research on cultural change in Central Europe and Eurasia: notably, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine.

Cultural Change in East Central European and Eurasian Spaces

Author: Susan C. Pearce

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030631963

Page: 274

View: 767

This book weaves together research on cultural change in Central Europe and Eurasia: notably, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. Examining massive cultural shifts in erstwhile state-communist nations since 1989, the authors analyze how the region is moving in both freeing and restrictive directions. They map out these directions in such arenas as LGBTQ protest cultures, new Russian fiction, Polish memory of Jewish heritage, ethnic nationalisms, revival of minority cultures, and loss of state support for museums. From a comparison of gender constructions in 30 national constitutions to an exploration of a cross-national artistic collaborative, this insightful book illuminates how the region’s denizens are swimming in changing tides of transnational cultures, resulting in new hybridities and innovations. Arguing for a decolonization of the region and for the significance of culture, the book appeals to a wide, interdisciplinary readership interested in cultural change, post-communist societies, and globalization.

School Library Journal

... las estacionies , 103 El sol , 103 Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ
Literature of the United States , 76 Encyclopedia of the United ... 98 Let's Visit
France , 96 Let's Visit Greece , 96 Let's Visit Italy , 96 Let's Visit Poland , 96 Let's
Visit Spain , 96 Lights on Broadway , 101 ... 132 Werewolves , 146 What Brothers
Do Best / What Sisters Do Best , 88 When Lucy Goes Out Walking , 94 When the
Snow Fell ...

School Library Journal





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The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

Irena Borowik, Professor at Jagiellonian University, Poland, is a sociologist of
religion in the Institute of Sociology and has ... discrimination among LGBTQ
populations, as well as projects on identity development and 'coming out' as

The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

Author: Stephen Bullivant

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191667404

Page: 784

View: 979

Recent books by, among others, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have thrust atheism firmly into the popular, media, and academic spotlight. This so-called New Atheism is arguably the most striking development in western socio-religious culture of the past decade or more. As such, it has spurred fertile (and often heated) discussions both within, and between, a diverse range of disciplines. Yet atheism, and the New Atheism, are by no means co-extensive. Interesting though it indeed is, the New Atheism is a single, historically and culturally specific manifestation of positive atheism (the that there is/are no God/s), which is itself but one form of a far deeper, broader, and more significant global phenomenon. The Oxford Handbook of Atheism is a pioneering edited volume, exploring atheism—understood in the broad sense of 'an absence of belief in the existence of a God or gods'—in all the richness and diversity of its historical and contemporary expressions. Bringing together an international team of established and emerging scholars, it probes the varied manifestations and implications of unbelief from an array of disciplinary perspectives (philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, demography, psychology, natural sciences, gender and sexuality studies, literary criticism, film studies, musicology) and in a range of global contexts (Western Europe, North America, post-communist Europe, the Islamic world, Japan, India). Both surveying and synthesizing previous work, and presenting the major fruits of innovative recent research, the handbook is set to be a landmark text for the study of atheism.

Yearbook of International Organizations 2013 2014

History 1986 , Oslo ( Norway ) , at 3rd International Gay Youth Congress , as
international Gay and Lesbian Youth Organization , a 1st ... Lisbon ( Portugal )
2003 , Sofia ( Bulgaria ) 2004 , Krakow ( Poland ) 2005 , Riga ( Latvia ) 2006 ,
Strasbourg ( France ) 2007 , Stockholm ... Helps organize and promote student
film festivals throughout the world ; provides consulting services ; carries out
research for ...

Yearbook of International Organizations 2013 2014

Author: Union of International Associations

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004255135


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Volume 1 (A and B) of the Yearbook of International Organizations covers international organizations throughout the world, comprising their aims, activities and events

The Poppa and the Punkin

Meet Don and Jeanne Dunn, The Poppa and the Punkin.

The Poppa and the Punkin

Author: Tim Dunn


ISBN: 9781098315009

Page: 206

View: 653

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